Pandas, Luang Prabang and Khmer New Year All Over the Place


Pandas, Luang Prabang and Khmer New Year

Ed Petrie and his friends visit a panda reserve in China and discover how kulfi ice cream is made in India.


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Are you ready for an amazing adventure?

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Then join Ed Petrie...

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I just fed a panda!

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..and his CBBC mates...

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-Wow.

-..on a bonkers and brilliant journey around...

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Asia! Asia! Asia!

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It's going to be epic.

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That's amazing!

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We'll take part in some of Asia's most spectacular and crazy events.

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Like this New Year festival in Cambodia.

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-You're gonna lose, love.

-SHE CHEERS

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I said Team Inel. Team Inel.

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So, are you ready to go?

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# All over the place

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# All over the place

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# North, south, east, west On a bizarre quest

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# Me and my mates, all over the place!

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# It's true what you've heard, everything is absurd

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# Whatever we do is strange but true!

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# All over the place

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# All over the place

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# There's stuff to do in Asia that's totally ace

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-# And it turns up...

-# All over the place! #

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Do you think we're actually going to see any pandas?

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If anyone was gonna see one, it's gonna be me.

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Bet I see a panda before you do.

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Joe, uh, why don't you cast your keen eye with these bad boys?

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-Oh, very generous.

-Oh, I'm a nice guy.

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-Still can't see anything.

-HE LAUGHS

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LAUGHTER

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Don't get upset, Ed, we don't want your panda eyes to run!

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And anyway, everyone gets the chance to see a panda

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at the Shenshuping Panda Base.

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Thanks to loads of conservation work,

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giant pandas are no longer an endangered species in China.

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However, with only about 2,000 of them left in the wild,

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they're not out of the woods yet.

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And, of course... Oh, look at the cuddle flump!

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I wanna give 'em a... Sorry.

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At this reserve, they work to protect these cuddly creatures

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and the places they live.

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And here's a gang of year-old babies to prove that plan is working.

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I've never seen a panda before.

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Oh, are they all right?

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Yeah, they're just sleeping.

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It's fine, yeah. And these other ones are definitely moving around.

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Oh, yeah. Look, he's eating.

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I'll give you three guesses.

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-Guess, guess.

-Uh, bamboo?

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-He won!

-They like a bit of rough and tumble, don't they?

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Yeah, I think they're just practising roly-polies,

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must be for gymnastics or something.

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Who's playing with his toy on the seesaw?

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You can tell they're one-year olds.

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Oh, they're so cute! Can I take one home, Bobby, please?

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-We could try.

-No, don't do that.

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-Oh.

-No. It would not go down well.

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-Do you think?

-We can't get one of those on a plane, for a start.

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We could just put it in a suit and pretend it's a...

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Isn't it sad that this is one of the only places you can see them now?

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-How comes?

-Oh, cos all the bamboo habitat is shrinking.

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-Ah.

-Been cut down.

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But thanks to places like this, there should be a lot more of them.

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-Happy days.

-Mm!

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Now, Bobby, I've got a bit of a surprise for you.

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-Guess what this is for?

-Are we gonna fix their boiler?

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No. We're going access all areas.

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HE GASPS

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Well, this isn't quite the panda experience I was dreaming of.

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We've got to clean up one of the cages.

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Let's get stuck in. They make quite a mess, pandas.

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The poo is literally mashed up bamboo.

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Tickles the nose a little bit.

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You're quite good at this, Bobby.

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-You done this before?

-All the time.

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It's very similar to my bedroom at home.

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It all smells a bit pooey, doesn't it?

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Anyone want to buy some pooey bamboo?

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Oh, yeah! Put me down for two bundles, Ed.

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Although pandas mostly eat bamboo, they are, in fact, omnivores.

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Which means they can eat plants and meat.

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But, here in the Panda Base,

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they get a scrummy varied vegetarian diet.

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That's a lot of poo!

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You have to separate out the poo from the leaves cos they want to

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weigh the poo, check how much they've been eating.

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This is harder than it looks.

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23.2 kilos from four baby pandas.

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That's a lot of poo.

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Panda's can spend up to 14 hours a day eating.

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Weight loss could be a sign that a panda's poorly.

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So, at the Panda Base,

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they keep a sharp on eye them to make sure they're keeping healthy.

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Meet Ping Ping, a hungry year-old cub who's about to get a tasty

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mid-morning snack.

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So before we can feed him, we've got to weigh him.

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We need to make sure the panda's healthy.

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Stay on the scales, stay on the scales.

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We've gotta weigh you.

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-He weighs almost as much as me.

-They're heavy, aren't they?

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-Aw, he's so cute!

-Aw!

-Aw!

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He's actually adorable.

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Aw, look at those paws.

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And more importantly, look at those claws.

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Got to be careful.

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Yeah, Ed, you can go first.

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There you go, there you go.

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Yeah, I just fed a panda!

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A carrot, which I wasn't quite expecting.

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You like that?

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He wants another bit, doesn't he?

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Here we go. Hey, buddy.

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Want a carrot? There you go. Oh!

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There you go, mate. There you go.

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Aw, bless him.

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It's crazy. When you're up close,

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you really remember that a panda's a bear.

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-PANDA SQUEAKS

-Bless, he's, like, squeaking.

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There you go.

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He's had a feast.

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I mean, they are actually one of the cutest animals I've ever seen.

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Amazing.

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You do just want to give him a big cuddle.

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And it would be a really bad idea

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-because they've got sharp claws and teeth.

-There you go.

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There you go, buddy.

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I'm afraid that's the last bit, we haven't got any more.

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There you go.

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So, we're all gone. All gone.

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-Nice meeting you.

-I can't believe we just fed a panda.

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-I know!

-That was awesome.

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Oh, what a life. Imagine being a panda for the day.

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Hey, guys.

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I'm Johny YOLO-Swag and you're watching

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the tastiest food travel vlog from

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Shimla, or as I like to call it Shimlala land.

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HE LAUGHS

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Why, methinks I am Sir Yonksalot.

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Hi.

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Welcome to the only food travel vlog worth watching.

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This is an amazeballs Indian

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version of ice cream called kulfi.

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It's creamier, like me.

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Denser like...

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I just can't get enough of it, like you can't get enough of me.

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But you don't have to tell me that.

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But you if you want in the comments section below.

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It's popular all over India and beyond.

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And may even

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go back as far as the 16th century.

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Give me a K, give me a U,

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give me an L, give me an F,

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give me an I. Kulfi!

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Even those two couldn't put you off kulfi.

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Not only is it super tasty,

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because of its dense texture, it takes a lot longer to melt

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than standard ice cream.

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It looks so good!

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I want to make it. If only someone would tell me how!

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Hey, guys. This is a super exclusive private viewing of an actual kulfi

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actually being actualized.

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This guy's been making kulfi for years.

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So he probably knows almost as much about it as I do.

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I'm gonna be looking at how kulfi...

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YOLO-Swag?! What you doing?

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This my awesome sauce look at kulfi being made!

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Yeah, whatevs Yonksalot.

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I'm not giving up this super exclusive.

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-Obvs.

-Yeah, well, methinks there's only one thing for it.

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-Hi, everyone. Welcome to the YOLO-Swag...

-And Yonksalot

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-kulfi-making special.

-Yay.

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Now, kulfi comes in loads of different flavours.

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It comes in mango, cream, rose, saffron and pistachio.

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Yeah, not forgetting apple, strawberry, orange, and even

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-avocado.

-My flavours are better.

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-Now, what flavour are we making here?

-We're making malai kulfi

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-with saffron and pistachio flavour. BOTH:

-My favourite.

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So will you show us how to make kulfi, please?

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This guy rocks the kulfi. They call him the kulfi meister.

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-Do they call you that?

-Of course.

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Take two litres of milk. We're going to add cream.

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-Cream of the crop, just like my vlog.

-Really?

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Yeah, of course, start pouring slowly.

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-Sugar. BOTH:

-Sugar!

-I'll do it. I'm the sweetest.

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-Yeah, whatevs.

-Let us know who you think is the sweetest on our vlogs.

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-Yeah. It's me, obviously.

-Stop hogging it!

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Whoa!

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Because we're making a pistachio and saffron flavoured kulfi,

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so we'll put pistachio and saffron.

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Spices!

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Stirring.

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Kulfi selfie. It's a kelfi. My idea.

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Then we're going to put in this mould. OK?

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And freeze it for six hours.

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So, wait. And it takes how long to cook?

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-One hour.

-One hour, then six hours.

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That's like...a lot of hours?!

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-Longest vlog ever.

-Yeah...

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Just going to... Whoo!

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See you later.

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Run, run.

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I have put so much hard work into this kulfi.

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Yeah, just keep the change. Just go away. Leave.

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And now I think it's time to share my work with my adoring public.

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Kulfi anyone? Would you like a kulfi?

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-Kulfi?

-Are you going to try the kulfi?

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Kulfi anyone? I'll catch you later, yeah?

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-Would you like a kulfi?

-Thank you.

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You're saying thank you, but you're not taking it.

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Take my kulfi. Take my kulfi!

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-AGGRESSIVELY:

-Take my... Take my kulfi!

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Excuse me, guys. Kulfi?

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Do you want a kulfi? No?

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What's cooler, this kulfi or me?

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Kulfi.

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-Get out of here!

-Pretend to take it, just, like, pretend to take it.

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Oh, they took it. I sold my kulfi!

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-Take it.

-Thank you.

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OK, we've got to get a selfie together.

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Yeah.

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Thanks for watching our kulfi channel, guys.

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We just love that you love us loving kulfi.

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-Yeah, leave your love and your comments below.

-Yeah,

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-and a shout-out to all my followers.

-Hashtag YouMakeItAllWorthIt.

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Keep subscribing.

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# I got a feeling

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# That today we will see some good sites

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# That today's gonna be a highlight

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# Cos this place is a World Heritage Site

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# I'm feeling Woohoo!

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# Like there's sights to see that won't be missed

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# Cos if we persevere and push this

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# We'll be ticking stuff off our bucket list

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# City of gold

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# See golden temples

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# Many years old

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# What's that called?

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# This stunning palace was built between 1904 and 1909

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# I would conjecture that's French architecture

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# Laos was a French colony at the time

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# Through Laos flows

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# Beautiful sunrise

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# My mind explodes

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# In the dry season

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# Before the rain

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-# They build a bridge

-# Gets washed away

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# And so they build it again

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BOTH: # They build it, they build it They build it

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# Gets washed away They build it, they build it

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# They build it again

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# They build it from bamboo

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# Yes, they build it Gets washed away

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# They build it, they build it

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# I got a feeling

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# That there might be some markets tonight

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# With hundreds of stalls in the moonlight

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# We can buy what we want if the price is right

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# A feeling Woohoo!

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# That the goods that we find here displayed

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# You will see are mostly all handmade

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# So tonight they will do some good, good trade

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# Kuang Si waterfall

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# That's quite a drop Drop, drop, drop

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# Jumping in, from up there?

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# Down here I'll stop, stop, stop

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# I think I'll have a go

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# Please hold my clothes

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# I'll just stay on the edge Maybe dip my toes

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-BOTH:

-# I've got a feeling

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# That the sights that I've seen here today

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# Will remain and never fade away

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# Like the pain from this backpack, they're here to stay

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# A feeling Woohoo!

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# That in Laos you cannot go wrong

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# Though we've been travelling for so long

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# Yo, I could do with a shower

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# I think we pong. #

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Hello and welcome to the latest episode of the Hairy Hikers.

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-We love hiking.

-We love food.

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-And we love being hairy.

-We do. Today,

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we've hiked up to the gorgeous

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Nine Dragons and Five Tigers viewpoint

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in the Longji Rice Terraces.

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To cook some authentic Chinese rice.

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Rice, the main food of half the world's population.

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Oh!

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So first up, we need some special rice water.

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Hey, there's a bit of mud in there, pet.

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No, that's a fine. That's fine.

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Next, we need the rice.

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You know that China is the world's top producer of rice.

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-Why, I didn't know.

-WHISPERS:

-Shouldn't the gas be on?

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Can you cook on gas?

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Aye. I think there's a wee button here.

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-No, I'm the cook.

-No.

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I do the cooking, you always do the buttons.

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No. Oh!

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Dirty water and an unopened bag of rice?

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How did these two ever get their own cooking show?

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Ah. Um.

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Oh.

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Um. That is how you cook delicious,

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-authentic...

-BOTH:

-Chinese rice.

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That's my line at the end.

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Well, at least you did come to the right place.

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These terraces are made to hold water for rice to grow in.

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A nifty bit of engineering.

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It grows up out of the water with the grains on the end

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of the stalks, and come autumn,

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the local Zhuang people get harvesting it.

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Pretty clever!

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But then, they have been growing rice in China for 8,000 years.

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Stew and Boil,

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you have 42 seconds to find out as much as you can about

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the rice terraces.

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Boil, you have Qiongzhi,

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one of the local Zhuang people who knows everything about the terraces.

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Stew, you have Caimain,

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another Zhuang who knows all about the rice.

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Whichever Hairy Hiker finds out the most facts is the winner!

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VOICEOVER MAN SPEAKS LOCAL LANGUAGE

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When were the rice terraces built?

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2,000 years ago.

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How many rice plants do you need to make a bag of rice?

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You need two square metres of plants to get a kilogram of rice.

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Who built them?

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Our ancestors.

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Is rice good for you?

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Of course it is!

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How many terraces are there?

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There are over 1,000 terraces.

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Can the rest of the rice plant be used for anything?

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It can be burnt to ash for fertiliser.

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Where does the water come from?

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It's spring water, from the mountain,

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and it rolls down the hill.

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Can you eat rice without cooking...

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-KLAXON BLARES BOTH:

-Oh...

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And the winner is...

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Boil!

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And your prize is to get a tasty portion of Hairy Hiker rice.

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Stew, as the loser, you get two portions of Hairy Hiker rice.

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After that delicious...

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-Authentic.

-Chinese rice meal,

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it's time for the other thing we do best.

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-Hiking.

-Come on, lasses,

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I'll race you down the Dragon's Backbone Ridge.

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I hope it's not a real dragon, or a hungry one for that matter!

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We'll see you down there. Wait for me!

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I wouldn't be so sure you're going to beat the locals down the ridge,

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these Zhuang people spend all day climbing up and down the steep rice

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terraces, that makes them super fit.

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I should have spent more time on my step machine.

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Never mind Dragon's Backbone,

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I can't drag my own backbone any further.

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Man, where's a chair lift when you need one?

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This is more like it, sedan chairs.

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Aye. We finally get to sedan!

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Brilliant! Look at this.

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"Wanted - sedan chair guides."

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"Must have good local knowledge."

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We could give up Hairy Hiking and be carried around like this all day.

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But we just got here, our local knowledge is shocking.

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Aye, we don't even know why that's called

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the Nine Dragons and the Five Tigers.

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It says here that the nine rice growing ridges

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look like nine dragons

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while the five tigers guard the peaceful village.

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It's called the Longji Rice Terraces because "it's a long way down, gee."

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No, "long" is the world for Chinese dragon.

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Eastern dragons are friendly, lucky and powerful.

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And they transform into many other creatures,

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including humans!

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Wait, you don't mean you're actually a...

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DRAMATIC MUSIC

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No, I'm not a dragon.

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But there are nine classic types of dragon, and they've got nine suns.

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Nine is considered a very lucky number in China.

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You know what, I think our local knowledge is better than we think.

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Let's be sedan chair guides!

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It's not what I had in mind, Stew,

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but at least we know what sedan chair guides are now.

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THEY GROAN

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Oh, away.

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The most epic battle in the history of humanity.

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Two chosen TV presenters will settle this once and for all.

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-One...

-Two...

-Three.

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-Ah!

-Yay!

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Told you girls are better.

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# Sisters are doing it for themselves! #

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All right, all right. How about best of three, yeah?

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Go on, then, go on. Here we go. One, two...

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DEEP VOICE: Enough of this tomfoolery,

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there is only one way to settle this.

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Not an epic fight to the death?!

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No, instead prepare yourself for three ancient challenges.

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This is Angkor Sangkranta.

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Hey, Inel, girls are still better than boys.

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I can't believe they fell for that deep voice!

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Angkor Sangkranta is also known as the Khmer new year celebrations.

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Angkor Wat means city temple in the Khmer language.

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Which is maybe why people "khmer" to celebrate new year!

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They play girls versus boys games here for centuries,

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so perhaps it's time to answer the ultimate question...

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Who's better, boys or girls?

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-I don't know, I'm sorry.

-Ah!

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-You decide.

-Well, we've been hearing this big booming voice,

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something about the temples of Angkor.

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What's that got to do with the games here today?

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You go to see the Angkor,

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and then you can see the inscriptions of these

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types of games within the stones

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over there, and this tradition

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has been held for long times ago

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and has been passed down from

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generation to the other generation.

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Well, I mean, I think this looks a little bit advanced.

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Do you have anything that is almost suitable for beginners, like Inel?

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Definitely, yes. There are many other games around here.

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You can see, we have classical dance.

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We have Khmer traditional dance.

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Make sure that it fits you.

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As Som Ratana pointed out,

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the stone carvings in Angkor are over 800 years

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old and show lots of different games,

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including chess and the martial art of bokator.

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First up, it's a lovely game of hit the clay pot with a big stick.

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Or as it's known in Cambodia...

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Competitors have blindfolded have three chances to break the clay pot,

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filled with talcum powder and money.

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Good luck, guys!

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Inel is first up.

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Oh! Shot one, near miss.

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Oh! Shot two, even closer.

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Smashing, Inel!

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That's what I'm talking about!

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Whoa!

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Let's see if Vic can beat Inel, not with a stick, though.

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OK.

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Oh, close.

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Oh, closer!

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OK.

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Ah!

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Oh, dear.

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-Here he comes, here he comes.

-HE LAUGHS

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You were swinging, whoo, whoo!

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Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

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That's one for the boys.

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1-0, Inel.

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Next up, it's the ancient game of Mother Hen,

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or as they call it in Khmer...

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Victoria will be the Mother Hen and Inel will be the naughty hawk.

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Let's see how they cock-a-doodle-doo.

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Apparently, my task is I have to catch all the hens,

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but I have to start at the back and I have to catch the last one and go

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all the way up the line until I get to Vicky.

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She's the last one.

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So I think the gist is -

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I'm the Mother Hen, these are my chickens.

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I know they don't look a lot like chickens,

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but I've got to protect them from Inel.

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He's coming to get them.

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They'd better hold on at the back!

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Inel, the hawk, has to go the long way round to catch the chicks.

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Got one chicken.

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Good catch, Inel.

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Mother Hen Victoria's tactic is to tire him out.

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It's tiring.

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Oh, no.

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Oh, Vic's lost four chicks!

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Three more to win.

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Cheeky move there, Inel!

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It's hot out there for the hawk.

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He looks exhausted.

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Yay!

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Winner! Whoa-whoa-whoa.

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I'm not sure if the hen won or the hawk flew back to his nest,

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but the score now sits at 1-1, a draw.

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It looks like the ancient Khmer like to draw on the temple walls.

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These are carvings of the ancient game of teanh prot, or tug-of-war.

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A game steeped in honour, strength and skill...

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and pulling a big rope as hard as you can!

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It's like a Cambodian sports day.

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So, it looks like the girls and

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boys are on the same team.

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-That's nice.

-Would you want to be on my team?

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No way.

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There's a technique to it.

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Feet planted, arms out,

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muscles ready...

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-Like that.

-I mean, if that's your technique, Vicky,

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you're going to lose, love.

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We're going to win.

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I said Team Inel. Team Inel. Say Team Inel.

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I said Team Inel.

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Team Inel.

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Can you shout, "Away the lads"?

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One, two, three...

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Terrible!

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Oh, oh, a strong start from Team Inel.

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Can team Victoria PULL this one back?

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Team Inel. Team Inel!

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Well done to both of you.

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You know, you done a great job.

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Today you entered the ancient games of Angkor Sangkranta,

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but there's got to be a winner, and the score of 2-1 it's Inel.

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That's what I'm talking about. One for the boys.

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Yes! Oh, my knee, my knee...

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Let me help you with that - girls rule!

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You've been watching All Over the Place Asia!

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Ed Petrie and his friends go on an adventure to find the most unusual places in Asia. This time they visit a panda reserve in China, discover how kulfi ice cream is made in India, pay tribute to the Black Eyed Peas in Luang Prabang, Laos, explore the Longji rice terraces in China and celebrate the Cambodia New Year by playing ancient games carved on the walls of Angkor Wat Temple. Ed is joined on this bonkers road trip by Victoria Cook, Richard David-Caine, Barney Harwood, Chris Johnson, Bobby Lockwood, Johny Pitts and Inel Tomlinson.


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